Welcome to the Internet

I found this song from Bo Burnham a while ago, but I keep returning to it again and again.

When I was a kid, the internet was my way to get out and have fun. Today, the internet feels claustrophobic and stifling—a place I want to run from.

I’m still learning how to live with all this. I’ve ditched Google and am slowly abandoning all services that use auto-generated feeds. I’m returning to simple technologies — pictures stored in a folder on my computer, RSS readers, notes in text files, and my paper notebooks.

But I’m not there yet. And while I’m learning, the best thing I can do for my mental health is to laugh it all off.